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2009 Nest Adoption Challenge; 4th Annual Cruzer Fundraiser for Eagles!
Topic Started: Feb 12 2009, 04:37 AM (9,046 Views)
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2009 Nest Adoption Challenge - April 15 - June 15, 2009



The Cruzers adopted SEVEN nests (over $7,000 donated) in 2006, adopted EIGHTEEN nests (over $18,000 donated) in 2007, and then in a tremendous effort - adopted THIRTY-NINE nests ($39,333.00 raised) in 2008, in support of the Institute for Wildlife Studies (IWS) and their Bald Eagle Restoration Project! Some of the monies have made it possible for us to watch several bald eagle nests, with an upgraded internet feed and now SOUND!

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Star (IWS Nursery) - PH Spirit/Skye - WE Banding - WE - Dr. Sharpe Banding



Cruzers and Forum Visitors can participate in "Adopt-A-Nest" beginning Wednesday - April 15, 2009 ! You can give once - twice - or as often as your heart allows!

The Cruzers have dedicated themselves to supporting the monumental efforts of IWS and are hosting the 2009 Nest Adoption Challenge - each $1,000 raised adopts a Channel Island Nest! Is there a way you can help make a difference? Yes - every single donation adds up and together, we can adopt one nest at a time!

And what is a Cruzer - it is anyone who watches the nests and loves the Channel Island Eagles!


How about two - maybe three - even more nests - ! There are several ways that you can make a contribution-:

1. Visit IWS.org by clicking on this link Make a Contribution

NOTE: If you pay thru Pay Pal, you must select a quantity to represent your total amount (it allows for $5.00 increments)

2. You can mail checks to: Institute for Wildlife Studies - PO BOX 2500 - Avalon CA 90704

3. Credit card information can be emailed to Peter Sharpe, Ph.D. at IWS: sharpe@iws.org or called directly to Dr. Sharpe at: 310-510-2728

<::: Besides monetary donations, credit will also be given for the following - but you must request 2009 Nest Adoption credit at time of purchase :

4. If you are "purchasing" a new OR renewing your IWS membership, Peter has advised: "I apply the tax-deductible portion of any contribution or membership to the Cruzers if they specify they are part of the Cruzers."

NOTE: CHIL or IWS Forum memberships are FREE and allow you to post and chat! IWS Supporting Membership is a financial supporting membership with the IWS organization - click on this link for more info.


5. If you are sponsoring a Camera feed during the Challenge, you can have the tax deductible portion credited.
Cam Sponsor Information - Just $25 Per Day! - click on this link for more info.

6. If you purchase merchandise from IWS.org - click on link for more info, you can have the tax deductible portion credited - the items includes IWS sweatshirt and T-shirt, hat, wing bling, Cumbrian DVD and more!


NOTE: Again just be sure to indicate "Cruzer Nest Adoption Challenge" and provide the following information: Your REAL name / your FORUM name / your home mailing address / your email address / a telephone number

You DO NOT have to be a forum member to contribute - any visitor to the forum, any observer of the nests, any lover of Eagles - you are all welcome to help support the IWS effort!



2009 Award Package is - For each nest that the Cruzers adopt (each $1,000 raised), the package will be distributed in 5 parts to 5 individuals:

i. an adoption certificate and photo of the chick(s) from the nest of your choice -or-

ii. a 4-5 hour tour for 3 people of Catalina Island and the IWS facilities -or-

iii. a copy of the "Eagles of Catalina" DVD -or-

iv. one selection from a list of eagle items which includes pieces of art, collectible plates, figurines and more!! -or-

v. a tour to visit Pimu on Catalina Island



AND A BONUS: <::: <::: <::: <:::

Everyone who has contributed at least $25 will also receive an adoption certificate and photo of the chick(s) from the nest of their choice next season.


*** Each person who contributes towards this nest adoption challenge will be entered into a drawing for a chance to receive one of the adoption benefits. The more nests that are adopted, the more packages that will be distributed.

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Thank you for your continued support for the Channel Island Bald Eagles <3
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<::: <::: <::: Important Notice:


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Apr 16 2009, 09:02 AM
I worked on the website a little yesterday. The membership page is a little more user-friendly and your t-shirt and sweatshirt options are part of the ordering process (instead of having to include a note with color/sizes).

Also, Paypal now has a feature where you can spread out a payment over "x" months. I've set up an alternate membership page where the donation is spread out over 12 months. I'll include any new memberships using a monthly donation in the Nest Adoption Challenge. I'll also be working on doing the same type of spread out donations for regular nest adoptions, Pimu and Pee 'ech adoptions, and just regular old monthly contributions.






Just a gentle reminder that forum protocols do not permit us to discuss the Fundraiser in the CHIL forum. We would be happy to answer any questions here at the IWS Eagle Forum.
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Now - Let's meet the 2009 Nest Adoption Committee who will be working with Peter in this tremendous effort to help the Channel Island Eagles!


cdn-cdn ................... Michele

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TopaTopaHikers .................. Hedi

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NatureGal ..................... Harpo (the "keep 'em movin' gal")

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Peter (dude in charge) ......... Steffani (go to gal)

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Trish (as time will permit - our back up gal / cheerleader)

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This Team (Peter and I don't count) - super forum folks (and IWS biologist) have offered their services to oversee and guide the 2008 Cruzer Nest Adoption Challenge along with Steffani's input and support!

Let's all dig deep and do everything we can to help them make this Forum Challenge a super success!
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The next several posts will include a description and photo of the items that can be selected from by the winners in the drawing if they choose not to select a nest adoption or IWS tour or Pimu tour or DVD :

The Chokin Art - Chokin is the ancient Japanese art of engraving copper and gilding it with precious gold and silver and other decorative colors. This incredible art work first appeared on the armaments of the mighty Samuri Warriors in the late 12th century as well as decoration for the shrine and temple, and the stunning Chokin Art has been handed down from generation to generation. Today it has evolved into an art of decorating various household articles as well as prized art collections by a handful of renowned and dedicated master of Chokin artists. Discover the rewards and pride of owning a piece of lasting beauty, a genuine work of art. The china plate shown measures 6” across, featuring a perched Bald Eagle surrounded with a colorful border and framed with 24KT gold edging.

6" collectible plates: 101(purple) - 102(white w/gold band) - 103(green) - 104(salmon)
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6" collectible plates: 105(green marble) - 106(black) -107(blue) - back of plates
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Chokin Plate - (same as above) The china plate shown measures 8” across, featuring a perched Bald Eagle surrounded with a white border and then framed with a thin band as well as an edging of 24KT gold.

108 - 8" Plate - rear of 8" plate
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Post II - a description and photo of the items that can be selected from by the winners in the drawing if they choose not to select a nest adoption or IWS tour or Pimu tour or DVD :

Roy Wilson (our own Cruzer - LancashireLad), a local resident of British Columbia, Canada hand crafted this 5 inch x 18 ½ inch plaque, capturing the wonder of a hawk in flight! If you are looking for a one of a kind, special gift for that family member or friend who has a special interest in raptors, this piece of folk art is just the thing!

109 - Roy Wilson Painting - Hawk In Flight
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Roy Wilson (our own Cruzer - LancashireLad), a local resident of British Columbia, Canada hand crafted this 4 inch x 6 inch plaque, capturing the wonder of a bald eagle as he journeys up and over the mountains! If you are looking for a one of a kind, special gift for that family member or friend who has a special interest in bald eagles, this piece of folk art is just the thing!

110 - Roy Wilson Flying - Eagle Over Mountains
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Perched on the rocks displaying her strong talons, majestic wings uplifted, this bald eagle cries out in warning to those who dare to enter her territory. This 12” high wood carving exemplifies masterful work in the details of the feathers and strong features of this magnificent raptor.

111 - Wood Carved Eagle
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”The American Eagle” – Wildlife photographer John Pezzenti has dedicated himself to telling the story of the Bald Eagles and their comeback journey as an endangered species, and has chosen 150 images that he has gathered in his travels from Alaska to Florida, adding commentary and vivid descriptions, to record the story. Included in the volume are displays of calling and acrobatic maneuvers, a hatching chick series, and much more! The introduction recounts the story of the bald eagle’s population recovery and the author’s years of hard work and adventure attempting to document the many faces, moods and trials of the eagles.

Details: 192 pages – Published 9/1/1999 – Language: English – Dimensions: 12.1 x 9.3 x 0.7 inches – Weight: 2.6 pounds

112 - The American Eagle Book
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Assorted IWS Items including a Green Bag for your shopping needs - an IWS hat for those sunny days - your very own Eagle "Beanie" - and an assortment of cards.

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A Pandigital 5.6” Digital Photo Frame pre-loaded with an assortment of high resolution Bald Eagle photos, taken by Institute for Wildlife Studies biologists. Store up to 100 images in the internal memory, use the card reader or load directly from your home computer to view even more photos. Also plays movies (MPEG4, AVI) and MP3 files and can be programmed to show a dedicated photo or slide show with easy set up through a remote control.

114 - Pandigital Photo Frame w/Eagle Photos
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Bald Eagle parents in their nest at the top of a lonely tree peering out over their territory, keeping watch over their two chicks. Made of resin, the attention to detail is exquisite – the talons, the eaglets! If you are a collector of eagle items, this is a must have! Measures 10” high x 10” wide x 7” deep.

115 - Nest Figurine
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From the “LaRuche Collection”, a beautiful sculpture of the head of a Bald Eagle as he gazes out across the lands. The power and calm is capture in his eyes as he gazes across the lands, keeping vigil. The piece measures 5” high x 5” wide x 4” deep and is made of resin.

116 - LaRuche Eagle Head Figurine
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A bald eagle with outstretched wings, gracefully lands near her young chicks to tend to their needs. This porcelain figure measures 6” high x 3/5” wide x 3.5” deep.

117 - Eagle Landing Near Chicks Figurine
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A soaring bald eagle lifts into the sky on wide spread wings. On those wings are captured scenes of natures glory. The statue is perched upon a an acrylic “mountain” with changing colors of light (battery operated – AA batteries) Eagle and stand together measure 11” high x 9” wide x 3” deep.

118 - Soaring Eagle Figurine
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(items 111-115-116-116-118 featured in this post have been "previously enjoyed" by an eagle lover
items 109-110-112-113-114 are new eagle items)
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Post III - a description and photo of the items that can be selected from by the winners in the drawing if they choose not to select a nest adoption or IWS tour or Pimu tour or DVD :

The grace of a Bald Eagle as he softly lands on his perch on a branch jutting out from the tree in the forest, is captured in this wood carving. The piece measures 4” high x 3” wide x 2” deep.

119 - Perched Eagle Figurine
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This is a print of an original charcoal drawing of a baby eagle in the hatching process, the first breaths of life. Two with borders – measuring 11 “ x 15 “ and one small at 8” x 5”.

120 - Charcoal of Hatching Chick
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Photograph mounted in an oak frame, of an adult Bald Eagle as he makes a landing in the winter snow, his wings stretched high behind him. The piece measures 18.5” x 22.5”.

121 - Eagle Photo #1
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The spirit of this adult Bald Eagle has been captured in this framed photograph. A majestic piece that any eagle enthusiast would enjoy. The piece measures 14.5” x 18.5”.

122 - Eagle Photo #2
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An adult Bald Eagle sits regally, surveying his domain, captured in this framed photograph. An intriguing piece that any eagle enthusiast would enjoy. The piece measures 22.5” x 18.5”.

123 - Eagle Photo #3
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Post IV - a description and photo of the items that can be selected from by the winners in the drawing if they choose not to select a nest adoption or IWS tour or Pimu tour or DVD :

124 - Matted bald eagle photo by Alan Justice, Wildlife Photographer.

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125 - Chickadees on drift wood sculpture. The birds have been formed from saw blades! A and R Design of Fortuna, CA.

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126 - Bradfor Exchange bald eagle collectors plate - "Building For A New Generation" - Robert Copple. He blends photo-realistic wildlife painting and fine art landscape photography into a single image that transcends the boundaries of the separate disciplines: an image one step closer to reality than any artist could render, yet beyond the realistic capabilities of any photographer. Robert Copple is an advocate for nature. He creates living moments on canvas that he hopes will inspire viewers to explore nature seeking more.


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127 - Assorted raptor note cards including Red tail hawk, Ravens, American Kestrel & Great Horned Owl. Linda Parkinson, Northern California Wildlife Artist, has been painting animals and portraits since childhood. She is an honors graduate in animal sciences from the University of Maryland.

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<::: BONUS AWARD - Everyone who has contributed at least $25 will also receive an adoption certificate and photo of the chick(s) from the nest of their choice next season.
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Just a gentle reminder that forum protocols do not permit us to discuss the Fundraiser in the CHIL forum. We would be happy to answer any questions here in the IWS forum.
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Just a gentle reminder that forum protocols do not permit us to discuss the Fundraiser in the CHIL forum. We would be happy to answer any questions here in the IWS forum.
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Darn I renewed my membership on March 23 rd while on my tour wish I had waited Oh well will be sending more contribution to help our beloved eagles. Great to see it getting going.
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I know I sent in my renewal a couple of months ago. Are these eagle items prizes for something, I feel like I'm missing something. As many of you know, I had surgery on my bicep and shoulder yesterday, so I'm kinda braindead! Splain it to me Lucy. :88:
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Summer - for every $1,000 donated collectively by the Cruzers (just as in the past) Dr. Sharpe will be offering each person whose name is drawn at the end of the NAC, their pick of one item from the below list:

1. DVD - Eagles of Catalina

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2. IWS tour for 3 people

OR

3. A nest adoption packet

OR

4. One of the item pictured above that have been so kindly and generously donated to help IWS' fundraising effort for the Bald Eagle Restoration Project!

OR

5. a tour to visit Pimu on Catalina Island

So the prizes are just a little different this year! How cool is that!

AND A BONUS: <::: <::: <::: <:::

Everyone who has contributed at least $25 will also receive an adoption certificate and photo of the chick(s) from the nest of their choice next season.
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Pimu invites you to visit her at IWS Eagle Forum - click on photo

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click on photo to see what's coming!


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